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07.02.2018

How the Pentagon Papers came to be published by the Beacon Press told by Daniel Ellsberg & others

How the Pentagon Papers came to be published by the Beacon Press told by Daniel Ellsberg & others

Published in July 2013 by Democracy Now! Forty-one years ago, Beacon Press lost a Supreme Court case brought against it by the U.S. government for publishing the first full edition of the Pentagon Papers. It is now well known how The New York Times first published excerpts of the top-secret… »

02.02.2018

Made in the USA: The Real History of the MS-13 Gang Trump Talked About in State of the Union

Made in the USA: The Real History of the MS-13 Gang Trump Talked About in State of the Union

During President Trump’s first State of the Union, he called on Congress to pass an immigration overhaul and repeatedly tried to conflate immigrants, including DREAMers, with terrorists and gang members. Among Trump’s guests to the State of the Union were the parents of two young girls who were killed by… »

22.12.2017

Confederate Statues Removed from Public Parks in Memphis

Confederate Statues Removed from Public Parks in Memphis

In Memphis, Tennessee, statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and former Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest have been removed following a campaign led by a group called Take ’Em Down 901. On Wednesday night, the Memphis City Council voted to sell two city parks where the statues were… »

04.12.2017

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

In Israel, tens of thousands of people marched through Tel Aviv Saturday, calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and for an end to government corruption. A bill expected to be approved by the Israeli Knesset next week would bar police from publishing findings in two investigations into… »

17.11.2017

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

The fossil fuel divestment movement got a major boost on Thursday when the Norwegian government announced it is considering selling off $35 billion in oil and gas stocks. Norway would become by far the largest entity to join the divestment movement. Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund controls about 1.5… »

15.11.2017

Australians Vote to Support Marriage Equality

Australians Vote to Support Marriage Equality

Australians have decisively voted in favor of marriage equality, prompting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to call on Parliament to pass a bill legalizing all marriages countrywide by the end of the year. Nearly 80 percent of Australians voted in the nonbinding national postal survey, with nearly two-thirds approving of marriage… »

11.11.2017

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Democrats made big gains in elections across the U.S. Tuesday, as voters turned against the Republican Party one year after Donald Trump was elected president. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Kim Guadagno in the race to replace the deeply unpopular Republican Governor Chris Christie. In Virginia, Democrat Ralph… »

07.11.2017

100+ Rally to Support Gothamist Journalists Fired for Unionizing

100+ Rally to Support Gothamist Journalists Fired for Unionizing

In New York City, more than 100 people protested against billionaire Joe Ricketts’s decision to shut down the news outlets Gothamist and DNAinfo, one week after the newsrooms voted to unionize. Emma Whitford: “My name is Emma Whitford. I’ve been—I had been at Gothamist for two-and-a-half years. Yeah, we voted… »

04.11.2017

Yanis Varoufakis on Global Capitalism & how Trump’s tax plan is Class War against the poor

Yanis Varoufakis on Global Capitalism & how Trump’s tax plan is Class War against the poor

President Trump and House Republicans have unveiled their long-promised proposal to reform America’s tax code, with Trump calling it a “big, beautiful Christmas present” for the American people. Critics say the gift is a tax cut for the richest Americans. We discuss the proposal with economist and former Greek Finance… »

31.10.2017

Amnesty International Joins Call to End Immigrant Family Detentions

Amnesty International Joins Call to End Immigrant Family Detentions

Human rights campaigners rallied outside the White House Monday, calling on the Trump administration to release children and their parents from the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania, where families are imprisoned as they seek asylum in the U.S. Protesters with Amnesty International set up cardboard silhouettes of children and… »

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